The Big Bang Theory and Roommates

Among my online friends there’s been a lot of talk lately about roommates. Specifically about the pain of living with roommates. Having to share a room with my sister did not adequately prepare me for the nightmare that was sharing a room in college. I had 6 different roommates in my years in college and most of them were, in some way or another, difficult. Then I lived in a three bedroom apartment with two other girls and that, also, was a bit of a nightmare. Lets just say that Passive Aggressive notes took a whole new level of amazing when I lived in that apartment. Of course, if we would have had a roommate agreement like Leonard and Sheldon some of that difficulty may have been avoided. At least we would have known where we stood.

My favorite roommate though was my junior year of college when I met Hannah. She was a fantastic roommate and we got along so well despite our obvious differences. We were both very busy, she was planning her wedding and trying to finish her senior year and I was a junior involved in every activity imaginable and my first boyfriend. Every night we’d come back to our rooms exhausted and crawl into bed and turn off the lights, but stay up for hours talking. She was a source of encouragement and wisdom, especially when my life seemed a hectic frenzy. I can’t say that I had changed any when I lived with Hannah, all of my faults were there (even more so because I was so stressed and busy), but Hannah was so radically different than any other roommate relationship I ever had.

Lately my pastor has been talking about what real love is and how real love overlooks flaws and just loves. I think that’s what I was missing in a lot of my roommate situations before and after that experience – love. Hannah really showed me what friendship and love were about.

When it comes to The Big Bang Theory as much as the other characters on the show and Leonard make fun of Sheldon and often get very annoyed with him – I think there’s a deeper friendship/love that they have for each other. It’s what keeps viewers like myself coming back to the show (okay, that and the geeky references and situations). But honestly, their friendship is one of the vital parts of the show. It might not always work, but Sheldon and Leonard have a friendship that most people would envy, a friendship that I had with Hannah. Hopefully (as far as fictional characters can) they appreciate it!

Catch up on The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon and Leonard’s roommate-ness buy buying Season 4 on DVD and Blu-Ray:

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Tabz (aka Tabitha Grace Smith) is a omnivorous geek with a special love of television. She's a writer, social media strategist, and teacher. In her spare time she blogs over at Doctor Her (a Doctor Who blog) and runs Between the Lines Studios.

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